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CAPTAIN SCOTT FULLER

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Captain Fuller, a native of Lockport, New York, graduated from the University of Rochester and was commissioned an Ensign in May of 1991.  Following Flight Training, he was designated a Naval Flight Officer in March 1993.  Upon completion of Fleet Replacement Training at VP-30, Captain Fuller reported to his first operational tour with the "War Eagles" of VP-16 at NAS Jacksonville, Florida.  Serving as the ASW TACCO and NFO Training Officer, he deployed to Iceland and Sicily.  During that tour he was designated a Patrol Plane Tactical Coordinator, Mission Commander, Instructor TACCO and NATOPS Instructor TACCO.

In January of 1997, Captain Fuller returned to the "Pro's Nest" of VP-30 to serve as a Fleet Replacement Squadron (FRS) Instructor.  While assigned to VP-30 he served as a member of the ASUW Improvement Program (AIP) Fleet Introduction Team (FIT), where he was responsible for the introduction of AIP aircraft throughout the P-3 community. 

In January 1999, Captain Fuller was accepted into the Training and Administration of Reserve (TAR) Program and reported to the Reserve ASW Training Center (RATCEN) at NAS JRB Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, where he served as the Training Officer, Block Modification Upgrade Program (BMUP) Transition Officer, and Director of Training.  While at RATCEN he developed and led the Navy Reserve through its transition from the P-3C Update II/II.5 to the most advanced ASW platform, the BMUP aircraft.

Captain Fuller reported back to Jacksonville, FL in 2001 where he served as the Training Officer and Maintenance Officer for the VP-62 "Broadarrows."  While with the Broadarrows, Captain Fuller detached to Kadena, Japan and Sigonella, Sicily in support of the Global War on Terrorism.  In November 2003, he screened for Officer-in-Charge (OIC).  Serving as the Officer-in-Charge of VP-92 in Brunswick, Maine from March 2005 - March 2006.  During his tenure as OIC, the Minutemen of VP-92 were the recipients of the CNO's Safety "S" Award.  After completion of his OIC tour he reported to CPRW-11 where he served as the Operational Support Officer and Wing-11 Operations Officer. 

Screening for Aviation Commander Command in the spring of 2007, Captain Fuller reported back to the Broadarrows of VP-62.  Serving as their Executive Officer and Commanding Officer, he led the Broadarrows on numerous detachments to include Comalapa, El Salvador; Sigonella, Sicily; and Beja, Portugal, where he served as Commander Task Group (CTG) for SHARKHUNT 2009, a multi-national ASW Exercise.  During his tenure the squadron was awarded the Noel Davis Battle "E" Award (2007 and 2008) and the CNO Safety "S" Award (2008). 

Following his command tour he reported to the OPNAV Staff in Washington, DC where he served as the Aviation Training Resources Section Head for OPNAV N88, managing the validation of requirements for a $3.2 billion budget encompassing aviation simulators, courseware and more than 700 CNATRA aircraft across 11 Type/Model/Series.  In 2011 he left the OPNAV Staff and reported to the Naval War College in Newport, RI, graduating with a Masters in National Security and Strategic Studies in June 2012. 

Captain Fuller reported back to the OPNAV Staff as the Branch Head for Science and Technology requirements (OPNAV N84) in June 2012 where he managed the Navy's S&T investment strategy, to include defining the Navy's future technology requirements.  During this tour he screened for Aviation Major Command and was selected to represent  the Navy on the Army's Strategic Studies Group, where he worked directly for the Chief of Staff of the Army from 2014-2015.  He then served in the Office of the Chief of the Navy Reserve (OPNAV 095) until January 2016 when he assumed command of NAF Washington.

Captain Fuller's decorations include the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal (4 awards), Navy Commendation Medal (3 awards), Army Commendation Medal and the Navy Achievement Medal (3 awards), as well as other numerous unit and general awards.  He and his wife, Elena Fabiani, reside in Purcellville, VA with his step-children Madeleine (14) and Jonas (10).  His daughter Mallory (18), son Evan (15) and daughter Holly (12) reside in Orange Park, FL with their mother.